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If you think that babies can’t hear inside their mother’s womb, you are in for a surprise.


Research indicates that loud noises can provoke movement by the fetus and alter its heartbeat. Photographs taken by ultrasound show unborn babies turning toward the tinkling of a bell or the flashing of a light…Studies indicate that as early as 36 hours or less after birth, babies are able to recognize their mother’s voice, preferring it to that of another woman. This suggests that the preference developed before birth (Alma E. Guinness, editor, ABC’s Of The Human Body: published by The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., Pleasantville, New York; pg. 298).

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